couple standing in front of planet for wedding ceremony at the Orlando Science Center

Featured Wedding Venue: The Orlando Science Center

With it’s multiple areas for wedding ceremonies and receptions, the Orlando Science Center is a wedding venue that can suit a variety of styles of wedding celebrations. We asked Megan Shutts, manager of meetings and events, to give us a little insight to this unique wedding venue.

couple standing in front of planet for wedding ceremony at the Orlando Science Center
Photo: Ashley Jane Photography

What makes your venue unique?

We have Dinosaurs, but that’s not all we have as a unique element for your special day. Orlando Science Center is such a versatile venue. With our outdoor SunTrust Terrace overlooking beautiful Downton Orlando, to dining with the dinosaurs, our venue can suit an array of wedding styles. We are also very involved in the planning process. We include a day of coordinator from our team who is on-site from beginning to end on your wedding day. They manage the logistics of the wedding from vendor load-in, décor set-up and clean-up and getting you down the aisle. This sets us apart from other venues and is an invaluable addition to planning and enjoying your perfect day. We also have weather back-up locations for our outdoor spaces which gives peace of mind on your wedding day.

What style of wedding works best for your location?

Our spaces can accommodate intimate to large gatherings. Whether your wedding style is unique and whimsical to elegant and timeless, our indoor and outdoor spaces can suit any wedding style. What’s really great is you can mix and match any of our indoor and outdoor rental spaces to create your perfect wedding day.

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Do you have a location(s) for a ceremony?

We have three options for hosting your ceremony at Orlando Science Center. Say “I do” while the Florida sunsets over beautiful downtown Orlando on our SunTrust Terrace or in a picturesque lakefront ceremony overlooking Lake Formosa. You can also host your ceremony in our indoor exhibit hall, Our Planet, with our suspended globe featuring projected images of Earth and the solar system.

How many guests will your venue hold?

Our spaces accommodate weddings of up to 250 guests. If using Our Planet for a ceremony we can accommodate up to 170 guests seated with additional standing room.

Photo: Stephanie Owens Photography

What are your catering requirements?

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering is the preferred caterer of Orlando Science Center. Puff ‘n Stuff Catering has a strong and lasting reputation for creating and catering incredible events.

We also have a certified catering list that brides can choose off of as well. We require that all food and beverage be served by one of the licensed and insured caterers on our vendor list.

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